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Penang floods: Understanding causes, seeking solutions

Exactly one week before the floods on 4-5 November, Dr Kam Suan Pheng of Penang Forum made this informative presentation at the Penang Forum 8: Dialogue on Flood on 29 October. She looked at revealing rainfall patterns and flood hot spots and discussed the various causes of floods and what could be done about each […]

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The flooding and landslide disasters on 4-5 November 2017 in Penang

Figure 1: Intellicast wind flow pattern over Southeast Asia for 4 Nov 2017 Penang Forum deeply empathises with the suffering that many Penangites and Kedahans have had to endure over the unprecedented flash flood and landslide mishaps that happened over the weekend of 4-5 November 2017.

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Stop short-sighted urban planning; improve flood resilience, says TBRA

The Tanjung Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA) is once again calling for the state to halt all short-sighted and patchy urban planning that continues to cause more flooded homes, uprooted trees, and power cuts, making travel inconvenient.

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Government must act now in wake of 4 November Penang flood tragedy

The Consumers’ Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are very distressed by the tragedy that has taken place yesterday and early morning today in Penang.  

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24 residents’ groups issue wake-up call to resolve Penang’s flood problems

Alarmed by the impact of the recent floods that hit Penang on 15 September 2017, several residents associations and community representatives have gathered together to make a collective call to the state government of Penang and their elected representatives to, this time, take the situation of rainfall, floods and hill erosion very seriously.

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Penang floods: Stop further hill and tree cutting and over development

Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the massive flash floods that hit Penang both on the island and the mainland following intense downpours throughout the early morning of Friday, 15 September 2017.